There are two magazines I cannot do without...World of Interiors and Antiquariato.
Antiquariato is an Italian publication I discovered over a decade ago. The February issue has a wonderful article on "Il Castello di Blois" or, the Chateau de Blois .
Andrea Lapi photo
Home to several kings, the chateau is a series of buildings constructed from the 13th to the 17th c.
It has 100 bedrooms ( this one being the King's with Henry IV's "H" in the floor tiles)
V come Viaggiare photo
Wikipedia states it" has 564 rooms and 75 staircases although only 23 were used frequently".
7 kings and 10 queens resided in the chateau.
Joan of Arc came here to have her banner blessed.
The salamander, a symbol of Francois l, is predominant in the chateau.
The chateau was reduced to being barracks during the French Revolution but in 1840 it was classified a national historical monument and is now a museum. If you want to see more detailed photos of the grounds and interiors of the chateau, click here and here.